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PRIME National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. BSE Ltd.


  The Stock Exchange Investors'
Protection Fund
Website updated till 24 June 2018  

PRIME Database is operated by Praxis Consulting & Information Services Pvt. Ltd., a company promoted and controlled by Mr. Prithvi Haldea.

Prithvi Haldea, an M.B.A. (1971) from BITS, Pilani, is the Founder Chairman of PRIME Database.  
Between 1971 and 1988, he worked at senior positions in the corporate sector in the areas of exports, software, consulting, publishing, and advertising. He was also associated with the information industry and worked as a Consultant with The World Bank and with the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Since 1989, when he founded PRIME Database, he has innovated several databases/websites on one hand and worked on corporate governance and investor protection on the other.

He is presently a member, among others, of the following:
Standing Council of Experts on International Competitiveness of the Indian Financial System, Government of India
Ministry of Finance Committee on Commission/Incentive Structure of Distributors of Financial Products 
Ministry of Finance Task Force on Financial Redress Agency
Primary Market Advisory Committee, Securities and Exchange Board of India
Committee for Reviewing Disclosures and Application Forms in Public Issues, Securities and Exchange Board of India
Quality Review Board (Chartered Accountants)
Association of Investment Bankers of India (Advisor)
Listing Advisory Committee, National Stock Exchange of India
ASSOCHAM National Council for Capital Markets (Chairman)
PHD Capital Markets Committee (Chairman)
Jury, ASSOCHAMís Awards for Corporate Governance and for Corporate Social Responsibility
Expert Group for ICSI National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance
Nucleus Software Exports Ltd. (Independent Director)
Nucleus Software Ltd. (Independent Director)
Advisory Board, Gaja Capital
Advisory Board, Association of Independent Directors
Advisory Board,
Council, Business Superbrands
Ibaadat Foundation (Chairman)

Mr. Haldea's past memberships include:  
First Trustee, New Pension System Trust, Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority
Governing Board, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs
Ministry of Finance High Level Committee on Corporate Bonds and Securitisation
Central Listing Authority, SEBI (Board)
Governing Council, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (Central Government Nominee)
Governing Council, Institute of Company Secretaries of India (Central Government Nominee)
Investment Board, Postal Life Insurance, Government of India
PFRDA Expert Group for Recommending Investment Norms for New Pension System
MCA Committee for Review of Corporate Governance Norms
MCA Committee for Review of Chartered Accountants Act
MCA Committee for Framing of Rules for The Companies Act, 2013
Secondary Market Advisory Committee, Securities and Exchange Board of India
SEBI Committee on Disclosures and Accounting Standards, Securities and Exchange Board of India
Committee on Review of MAPIN, Securities and Exchange Board of India
Committee for Revival of OTC Stock Exchange of India
Committee of Experts on Corporate Governance, National Stock Exchange of India Ltd.
Listing Committee, BSE Ltd.
Delisting Committee, BSE Ltd.
Index Committee, BSE Ltd.
Delisting Committee, Delhi Stock Exchange 
Union Finance Ministerís Pre-Budget Consultation Committee of Financial Experts (comprising Chairmen of Financial Institutions, Banks, Insurance Companies and Investment Bankers)
ICSI Standing Committee for Development of Model for Assessing Corporate Governance
NASSCOM Corporate Governance and Ethics Committee 
CII Taskforce on Indian Financial Markets
CII National Committee on Capital Markets
Task Force on Capital Markets, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Industry (FICCI)
Capital Markets Committee-2003, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry
Advisory Council of Finance Area, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon
Expert Committee on Marketing of Financial Services for MBA Programme, Indira Gandhi National Open University
Old Age Social Income Security (OASIS) Project, Union Ministry of Social Welfare (Invitee)
Expert Steering Committee on Education and Training of the Post Office Savings Bank, Union Ministry of Communications 
Workgroup of IT Task Force, Govt. of India on Content Creation and Content Industry
Board of Directors, UTI Asset Management Co. Ltd. (Independent Director:2005-2011)
Board of Directors, OTC Exchange of India(Public Nominee Director)
Board of Directors, Central Depository Services India Ltd.(Independent Director)
Board of Directors, Invest India Micro Pensions Services Pvt. Ltd. (Independent Director)

Mr. Haldea is a Guest Faculty at various academic institutions, including Indian Institute of Mass Communications. He has also addressed hundreds of conferences, and regularly appears in print and electronic media. 

Ibaadat Foundation
Ibaadat Foundation is a charitable Trust founded in 2012 by Mr. Haldea to provide poets their rightful place in the society. This is done through stage shows, which entirely focus on the literary and lyrical geniuses. In order to accomplish this, Ibaadat employs new and continuously evolving formats. Rather than the conventional style which has predominance of songs, interspersed with some comments/shers, Ibaadat makes its shows far more interesting and informative. 16 shows covering 4 poets have already been held in New Delhi, Mumbai Kolkata and Dubai. 


Pranav Haldea, Managing Director

Pranav Haldea, an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (2004), is the Managing Director of PRIME Database Group ( 

Pranav brings with him 5+ years of sales experience in the corporate sector, having worked with top-tier banks such as HSBC India in their private banking division and later as an AVP at Deutsche Bank Singapore where he was responsible for sales coverage of financial institutions in the Global Markets division. 
At PRIME, Pranav has also been leading and managing the Groupís foray into new and diverse businesses. In his stint at PRIME, he has created several databases and websites: The IVCA-PRIME Private Equity & Venture Capital Directory (,, a national skills registry of professionals for the benefit of MSMEs,, a website dedicated to disinvestments,, a new website for the Department of Disinvestment,, a database of directors on the boards of NSE listed companies and CBID (, a comprehensive database of all listed Corporate Bonds. He has also executed several projects with the National Stock Exchange, Bombay Stock Exchange and the Investor Education and Protection Fund, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. 
Presently, in partnership with the National Stock Exchange of India, he is leading PRIMEís foray into secondary market databases and investor relations services. 
He is also quoted regularly by almost all leading newspapers and magazines: international (Wall Street Journal, Forbes etc.) as well as domestic (Times of India, Economic Times, Financial Express, Financial Chronicle, Business Standard, Business India etc.).
The PRIME Database operations are headed by Sanjeev Khandelwal, Executive Director. The core team at PRIME comprises Shaila Kulkarni, Ashish Agarwal, Chandrashekhar, Sant Rawat and Sandeep Bhasker. 

Created and operating an exhaustive database of over 40,000 issues (till November 2013)
Diligence in ensuring accuracy
Timeliness in providing reports to its subscribers
Developing / adapting products and services to meet the market requirements
Extensive market intelligence network

Institutional Subscriber Base
PRIME has over 5,000 institutional subscribers in all segments comprising Government agencies, investment bankers, consultants, FIIs, venture funds, mutual funds and corporates.
Excellent Media Coverage

PRIME is reported almost every single day in the media. (We have by now over 20,000 press clippings quoting PRIME)

Mr. Haldea appears regularly on almost all TV channels (BBC, NDTV Profit, CNBC, STAR, AAJ TAK, ZEE, DD etc); he has already appeared in over 700 shows.

PRIME's Contribution to Better Understanding of the Primary Market
Historical 25-year data for reference and analysis
Identification of emerging trends in the market
League tables of Investment Bankers, brokers, underwriters, printers, registrars (PRIME's league tables have become mandatory in several PSUs and other organisations)
Citywise response data on nearly 6,000 public issues

Prithvi Haldeaís Role in Investor Education/Protection
As an investor protection activist, Mr.Haldea regularly raises issues with regulators and in the media. He has also launched three unique websites:, aggregating information on economic defaulters which now lists over 1,60,000 entities/individuals, a databank of professionals for listed companies to select independent directors, now hosting profiles of over 20,000 professionals, covering names and detailed profiles of all directors of all NSE-listed companies

Mr. Haldea has also launched, a national skills registry of professionals for the benefit of MSMEs.
He had earlier designed and maintained, covering detailed profiles of directors of Indian listed companies and, an investor education initiative. Mr Haldea has also extended his skills of information management to other organizations, by creating, a website dedicated to disinvestments, a new website for the Department of Disinvestment, and the PE/VC Directory for the Indian Venture Capital Association.
For more information on PRIME Database Group, click here.

Where to Contact Us
Pranav Haldea 
Managing Director
PRIME Database
Praxis Consulting & Information Services Pvt. Ltd.
624, DLF Tower-B
District Centre, Jasola
New Delhi-110044
Phone: +91-11-4100-8346/7/8

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